A minor earthquake magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guánica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/10/20 / 2020-10-07 20:18:38 / October 7, 2020 @ 8:18 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 7 km, -66.8881° West, 17.9261° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020281019. Id of event: pr2020281019. The temblor was reported at 20:18:38 / 8:18 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Alta, Naranjito, Cayey (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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